By an AccountingEdu contributing writer
Updated August 2015
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry expects that the field of accounting will generate a large number of high paying jobs between 2015 and 2024. Accountants ranked first and second by two different measures that examined the number of projected job openings in the state during this period:
The median salary for an accountant in Montana was $54,700 in 2014 according to the US Department of Labor. Accountants in the top 10% of this occupational category earned an average of $95,800 that year.
More than 3,000 people were employed as accountants in Montana in 2014.
According to the US Department of Labor, general accountants and auditors in the nonmetropolitan part of Western Montana had the highest salaries in 2014.
The 90th percentile in each area is representative of salaries for experienced accountants with CPA licenses issued through the Montana Board of Public Accountants.
Tax preparers in Billings had the highest average salary in Montana in 2014 according to the US Department of Labor: